It appears the Dallas Cowboys intend on sporting the most depth of any NFL team at running back during the 2016 NFL season.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys intend on keeping running back Darren McFadden on the roster to start the regular season. He is expected to start the season on the non-football injury list as he recovers from an elbow injury. Remaining on the NFI list to start the year would require that he miss at least the first six games of the season.
McFadden had been mentioned in numerous trade rumors, as the team has a plethora of talent at the position. First-round pick Ezekiel Elliott has emerged as the front-runner as of late and thought was that his performance had made either McFadden or Alfred Morris expendable. McFadden was expected to be No.1 on the depth chart, but he suffered a serious elbow injury at home while trying to save his IPhone from falling while poolside at his home.
McFadden will see work as a rotational back behind Elliott when cleared to return. McFadden started 10-of-16 appearances with the Cowboys in 2015, racking up a team-high 1,089 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
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